Writing to NTFS drive in Lion?

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    zw-gator

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    I'm having trouble writing to an external HD that in NTFS format

    I'm only allowed to read from the drive, not wright - any ideas?

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    hehe299792458

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    there are also free alternatives. NTFS 3G, for instance
     
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    derbothaus

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    Yup. Reformat your NTFS drive to something OS X can read. Problem solved.
     
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    MrCheeto

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    NTFS Mounter is by far the best, least obtrusive NTFS plugin I've found! You won't regret it!
     
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    That doesn't work with Lion.
    There is no need to reformat.
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
     
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    No, you are mistaken. There was (and there is) a command you can enter in Terminal that provides erratic write capabilities in NTFS volumes, but few people in their right mind would trust such "capabilities". If you want real NTFS write capabilities you need something like Paragon NTFS for OS X. NTFS-3G never was in the same league.
     
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    @zw-gator: Due to licensing restrictions from Microsoft, Macs can't (natively) write to NTFS disks.
     
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    Paragon works great!
    I'm using a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) with OS X Lion (10.7.1)
     
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    But this one is free...
     
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    Be sure to read the post I mentioned, making note of the 32-bit/64-bit issues. The links there are safe to use.
     
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    This solution rocks, it worked for me

    This solution rocks, it worked for me
     
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